Golfer Tiger Woods was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after struggling a number of accidents when his automobile went off a street and rolled over, requiring the jaws of life to extricate him.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California the place he suffered a number of leg accidents,” his supervisor, Mark Steinberg, mentioned. He’s at present in surgical procedure and we thanks in your privateness and help.”
Woods, the only occupant within the automobile, was faraway from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics, his agent added.
The roll-over crash close to Los Angeles didn’t contain another autos. Tv photos confirmed the automobile mendacity on a patch of grass off the street, with its hood badly broken.
A KABC-TV helicopter over the scene of Woods’ accident confirmed a automobile on its aspect with the entrance finish closely broken. Air luggage gave the impression to be deployed. The wreckage gave the impression to be simply off the aspect of a street on a hillside.
The crash occurred shortly earlier than 7.15am native time Tuesday, officers mentioned.
On-course classes for celebrities
Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend because the match host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, the place he offered the trophy. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract.
In line with Golf Digest, additionally owned by Discovery, the TV shoot was on-course classes to celebrities, akin to Spade and Dwyane Wade. He didn’t play.
The 15-time main champion final performed December 20 within the PNC Championship along with his 11-year-old son, Charlie. He had a fifth surgical procedure on his again, a microdiscectomy, two days earlier than Christmas.
That is the third time Woods has been concerned in a automobile investigation. Probably the most infamous was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fireplace hydrant and hit a tree. That was the beginning of stunning revelations that he had been dishonest on his spouse with a number of girls. Woods misplaced main company sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and didn’t return to golf for 5 months.
In Might 2017, Florida police discovered him asleep behind the wheel of a automobile parked awkwardly on the aspect of the street. He was arrested on a DUI cost and mentioned later he had an surprising response to prescription drugs for his again ache. Woods later pleaded responsible to reckless driving and checked right into a clinic to get assist with prescription medicine and a sleep problem.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and REUTERS)